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Disneyland Paris shares health and safety details ahead of reopening

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Disneyland Paris has unveiled health and safety measures ahead of its phased reopening, beginning with Disneyland, Walt Disney Studios, Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel and Disney Village from July 15.

The reopening is in line with guidance from the French government and health authorities, and has been discussed with union representatives from the Comité Social et Economique (CSE).

Disneyland Paris will reopen Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne on July 20, Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe on August 3, and Disneyland Hotel on September 7.

Disney’s Sequoia Lodge Hotel and Disney’s Davy Crocket Ranch remain closed through summer, and reopening dates will be announced later.

Disneyland Paris hotels reopen from July 15

“All of us at Disneyland Paris are excited to be on the path to reopening over the next few weeks,” said Natacha Rafalski, president of Disneyland Paris.

“Making magic means even more, as we reflect on the resilience of our cast members and community, the enthusiasm of our guests and fans, and the positive momentum of many reopenings in the tourism industry across Europe.

“We are looking forward to the return of our cast members and reopening our gates for guests to once again enjoy,” added Rafalski.

Disneyland Paris will implement controlled capacity and enhanced health and safety protocols. It will also manage limited attendance through a new online reservation system.

New online reservation system at Disneyland Paris

Health and safety at Disneyland Paris

  • Limited attendance at theme parks, and guests must buy tickets in advance and register on a new reservation platform.
  • Reduced capacity at restaurants, attractions, queues and other locations.
  • New takeaway offerings, buffet restaurants are now all-you-can-eat table service.
  • Face coverings required for all cast members and guests aged 11 and older.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, especially frequently-touched surfaces and high-traffic areas.
  • Visitors can book a table via the Disneyland Paris App, and contactless payment is encouraged.
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“We are thrilled to see one of the main tourism destinations in Europe and largest single site employer in France reopen to guests and its employees,” said Sophie Huberson, executive director of Le Syndicat National des Espaces de Loisirs, d’Attractions et Culturels (SNELAC).

“This is an important milestone for the tourism and leisure industry in France and will be a critical step in our industry’s recovery,” added Huberson.

SNELAC is representing theme parks, leisure and cultural areas in France.

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Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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